Reflecting the rapidly worsening Coronavirus Covid-19 situation, the recent hardening of government instructions on social distancing, and restricted travel for everybody, the BGGC Committee has unanimously decided to suspend all flying operations at BGGC with immediate effect until further notice.
Members are asked not to come to the Club. Club visits are restricted to work, management purposes or for essential maintenance and must in all cases comply with the latest government guidelines. See here for full details
Trial Flights and Gift Vouchers
Note that Trial Flights are currently suspended due to Coronavirus. Vouchers are still available and will be valid for 15 months.
An introduction to the world of gliding, see how a glider flies or simply enjoy the stunning views. Vouchers are available that make a great Xmas or Birthday gift or just a treat for yourself. Our Trial Glider Flight vouchers are valid for 12 months and we offer a range of options from a simple 2000ft aero-tow through to a memorable "mile high" experience.
Whether you just want to try something different for your holiday, are already learning but would like a period of intensive training mid-week or want to polish your soaring skills under the eye of master the BGGC offer a range of courses for all abilities. We offer Inclusive Gliding courses, Dedicated training weeks and a limited number of Master Class coaching weeks .
Join Our Cadet Scheme
You can fly a glider "solo" from the age of 14 and get a full glider pilot licence from 16. The BGGC runs an active cadet scheme aimed at ages 14-16 and you can learn to fly and participate in all the activities of operating the airfield. A limited number of sponsored places are available each year where all your costs from starting to solo will be met.
This is Gliding....
Challenging, peaceful or highly competitive, gliding is a sport that offers a whole range of opportunities. You can drift silently along enjoying the sky and the country below, sharing a thermal with a circling buzzard. You can climb to heights where you breathe oxygen and your fingers stiffen from the cold, or you can spend your day improving your skills or helping others.
Free Instruction for Members
In general most people who can learn to drive can learn to fly a glider! Our instructors provide free training, so you just pay for your membership and the flights and you can start to learn at any age from 13 to 70+. We are a Junior Gliding Centre (you can go solo from age 14), offer Advanced and Improver training, and have an active cross-country and social scene.